My husband has come to stay two weeks in France with me, and I've just done my W8R3 - the graduation 30 minutes run in my app. I took him to walk along with me, being certain that he'll keep up with my jogging pace. Big mistake, he was struggling. I, on the other hand, was having the best run so far. Succeeded to maintain a very consistent and slow pace, knowing that he's behind me, and didn't develop a side stitch until the very end.
Well, I'm very happy of course. I'm not consolidating now, I'm not good at it. I'm jumping straight into a 10k programme considering that its short runs at the beginning will take around 30 minutes, and for the long run once a week I'll do run/walk as the programme suggests it.